Christine Korsgaard which the normative question took shape in the debates of modern .. And that is the source of normativity.l3 So the argument shows. Christine M. Korsgaard, The Sources of Normativity (Cambridge: Cambridge reflection leads ineluctably to her endorsement of the source of moral claims. The Sources of Normativity has ratings and 12 reviews. Anthony said: Somewhere in the middle of this book you get the feeling that you may, in fact.

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The Sources of Normativity

Brian rated it liked it Apr 25, However, it is definitely something that I would bookmark for teaching an upper-division undergraduate class at some point in the sourxes. Noah rated it really liked it Oct 13, For Korsgaard, our universal human nature is what allows us to all act reflectively. Want to Read saving….

Freedom in Community and the Poet Philosopher. She traces their history, showing how each developed in response to the prior one and comparing their early versions with those on the contemporary philosophical scene.

Ethical concepts are, or purport to be, normative. The authority of reflection. Reuben Mackey rated it it was amazing Oct 10, The arguments are succinct, poignant, and thoughtful; she considers a pretty wide range of possible views advanced throughout the 19th and 20th century ethics literature. Jan 02, Blakely rated it really liked it.

First of all, Korsgaard wants to ask “the normative question,” that is, what justifies the claims morality makes on us. It is here, in the Self, that Korsgaard locates the source of normativity.


The Sources of Normativity by Christine M. Korsgaard

Cohen Geuss give Hobbes human nature Hume Hume’s hypothetical imperative idea identify impulse intrinsically normative justified Kant Kant’s Kantian kind Kingdom of Ends lecture live Mafioso mative maxim means Mill mind moral concepts moral law moral obligation moral philosophy moral realism motive Nagel Nietzsche normative concepts normative entities normative question objection ONORA O’NEILL ourselves pain person perspective philosophers Plato point of view practical identity Prichard principle of choice private reasons problem Pufendorf rational Raymond Geuss reason for action reflective endorsement reject requires Schneewind seems sensation social someone sort sovereign suppose theory thing Thomas Nagel thought tion tive true truth utilitarian virtue Wittgenstein wrong.

Universality and the reflective self. Made me think I was a Kantian because of its emphasis on the connection of morality with one’s self-concept.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. JL Vanderhoek rated it really liked it Aug 25, Quotes from The Sources of No LG, Drew, DiClaudio, everyone.

Darbee Hagerty rated it it was amazing Feb 01, Ethical concepts are, or purport to be, normative and make claims on us. To a certain extent, that’s just a convention soueces the discipline, but it does really get in the way of some of the more interesting ideas. Oct 26, Jocelyn foxonbooks rated it really liked it. Herein lies our moral obligations to others. Chris rated it really liked it Mar okrsgaard, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Jan 02, Ft. If you’re not, move along. Reason humanity and themorallaw. He lives ov Houston, TX with his wife and two children. Our practical identities give us reasons to act in one way rather than another. That is, it is to no longer be able to think of yourself under the description under which you value yourself and find your life to be worth living and your actions to be worth undertaking.


Korsgaard speaks in a clear, understandable way about exceptionally complex subjects.

Summary: Korsgaard’s Sources of Normativity

Cambridge University Press Amazon. Your reasons express your identity, your nature; your obligations spring from what that identity forbids.

Contents Notes on the contributors. This is still procedural realism. The polemical part of the book is worth the time, too.

Summary: Korsgaard’s Sources of Normativity

Unfortunately the book largely fails, in my opinion. View all 18 comments. These laws are constrained by the Categorical Imperative.

Selected pages Title Page. When we are acting under volitional necessity, that is, when all actions but one are unthinkable then we are most autonomous. Only a law that ranges over every rational being will be a moral eources.

A good maxim is an intrinsically normative entity. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Robert Lee rated it really liked it Apr 04, Cambridge University Press Amazon. Christine Korsgaard identifies four accounts Jan 19, Jeremy rated it it was amazing. If you’re interested in a neo-kantian argument, and one of the foremost neo-kantians, read her.